Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
A lot at 19th and Walnut, across from Rittenhouse Square where a movie theatre burned down years ago, sat empty until the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society planted a Pop-Up Garden there.
It’s part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s “Green City Teachers” program.
“In the next month, the whole city will be blooming, basically from City Hall all the way to the art museum,” PHS president Drew Becher says.
The Borough of Norristown will be turning greener, thanks to 2,000 new trees that are being planted this season throughout the Montgomery County community.
More than 42,000 people poured thru the doors this weekend, 14,000 more than last year.
Hawaii is the inspiration for this year’s annual Flower Show.
Just in time for the opening of the Philadelphia Flower Show, nine local businesses have received prizes for the best flower show-themed window displays.
Exhibitors say they expect 11-hour days to make sure everything’s just right for Sunday’s opening.
The Philadelphia Flower Show begins March 4. This year’s theme is Hawaii, so you get to take a little tropical vacation that’s as close as the Convention Center.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is reportedly ahead of schedule in getting set up for its scheduled opening on Sunday.
From now until February 10th, you can enjoy a free exhibition of Enchanting Orchids, weekdays, at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says that in a break with tradition, new technology will play a role in this year’s displays.
In advance of the mid-May opening of the Barnes Foundation Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the City of Philadelphia and city tourism officials are launching a new arts marketing campaign.
As part of an effort to ‘Plant One Million’ trees across 13 counties in our tri-state area, gardening groups and volunteers will plant more than 100 trees in South Philadelphia this Saturday.
“I’ve been wanting to do this since 2008, and we’ve been looking for funding all that time,” says Sue Pringle of UC Green, “and then TD Bank said that they were able to help us.”